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Ye Olde Saracens Head, Coventry

Balsall Street
Balsall Common
Postal town: Coventry
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A Revere Pub (Marstons)

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Nick Davies left this review about Ye Olde Saracens Head

This pub is signed from the main road through Balsall Common and we'd meant to look in for decades of passing this way. It's as described by JAQPTIO below, an old shell with a much knocked around interior, designed for the family dining market. When we arrived, on a dismal June afternoon, one family had finished dining and were making to leave. And that was it. No other customers and not a single staff member visible.

We hung around for five minutes or so waiting for someone to emerge but the Marie Celeste situation persisted. And it was freezing cold, colder in than out and out was 12C. There was muttering in the ranks about the general hopelessness of it all and thus we passed on the chance to sample the mundane beer selection and Marstons did themselves out of a tenner.

On 8th June 2019 - rating: 1
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Ye Olde Saracens Head

The original parts of the building are certainly old but it has been much extended and modernised over the decades. The original portion - housing several of the many dining areas - is set perpendicular to the main road and looks a picture, and the 'newer' bar is obviously of some age too, but the rear extension (and the entire interior, which has light semi-modern furniture and decor) means the place has lost whatever original character it once had. There is also a small beer garden at the front and a larger patio area at the back. 61 Deep, Oxford Gold (£3.40), Pedigree, Sneck Lifter and Ringwood Forty Niner available from the five handpumps.

On 16th February 2019 - rating: 6
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david johnston left this review about Ye Old Saracens Head

getting very popular at all times of day,well worth a visit

On 13th October 2010 - rating: 8
[User has posted 73 recommendations about 71 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
Berkswell, 1.68 miles, 32 min walk (show)
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8th Jun 2019, 10:22
Review submitted by Nick Davies amended by Nick Davies
8th Jun 2019, 10:21
Review submitted by Nick Davies amended by Nick Davies

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